New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has got "all the qualities and capabilities" that are required to become a "good" Prime Minister, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Thursday said.
"Rahul has got all those qualities and capabilities that
are needed for a good Prime Minister", Singh, who has been
working closely with the young leader, who turns 41 on June
19, told reporters.
Replying to a question, Singh said no leader on his own
says that he wants to become the Prime Minister and all this
depends upon the overall situation and circumstances.
Describing Rahul as "quite mature", Singh said he has
got the understanding of social and political issues. Besides
being a member of the Gandhi family, he has the qualities of
head and heart to strike rapport with people, he said.
Singh, who is in charge of party affairs in Uttar
Pradesh, dismissed suggestions that BSP supremo Mayawati, SP
chief Mulayam Singh Yadav or the BJP leaders could be termed
"He competes with himself, not with others", Singh said
when asked as to who is Rahul`s main competetor in politics.
Dismissing opposition charges that Rahul indulges
more in theatrics than in real action, he said, "Rahul works
with the courage of conviction. He works with commitment and
Singh, who had a meeting today with Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh, declined to divulge what transpired between
them saying it was a "routine" affair.
Singh`s remarks are significant as Rahul is being
projected as the future leader and a potential Prime Minister
by the party.
The Congress General Secretary at the party Plenary at
Burari here in December last had also made a strong pitch for
Rahul putting in place his own team.
"Now the time has come. Rajiv Gandhi had made me and
Ahmed Patel state congress Presidents when we were 36-37 years
old. Now, our expiry date is nearing. I am confident Rahul
Gandhi will make his own team," Singh had said.